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Birding trip to Loudoun County, Va., is July 24

July 11, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County, Va., on Wednesday, July 24.

The trip will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. No registration is required.

The center is at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (Va. 671), a couple of miles south of U.S. 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.

Participants will meet at 7 a.m. in the center parking lot.

The 900-acre center includes a rich variety of habitats that range from heavily forested mountain slopes to valley meadows and wetlands.

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This trip will cover about three miles and last about three hours. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds, including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers and raptors.

This field trip will be conducted rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water, trail snacks and insect repellent. Binoculars will be available.

For more information about the center, go to www.blueridgecenter.org. For more info about this trip, contact trip leader Deb Hale at 304-535-2346 or debhale72@gmail.com.

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